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If you’ve followed our behind-the-scenes peek at the Sonoma Tilemakers factory over the last two weeks, you should know two things by now: it’s as hand-made as ever, and it’s a bargain. Because Sonoma Tilemakers is so involved in its tile-making process, you’re probably wondering about the million-dollar question: how long does it take to make?
Our facetious answer is, it definitely takes time. Realistically, though, consumers can expect a four to six week wait for non-stock tile products. A consumer who’s buying tile and clearly ready to remodel will say that’s a long time. We like to respond with this: brilliance takes time. As you’ll find out in part three of our blog series on Sonoma Tilemakers, here’s why:
Brilliance takes time
Part of the reason it takes Sonoma time to produce non-stock items is its dyes. Dyes give tile its unique shapes and textures. Think of it like a mold; the clay is placed into the dye and pressed with the shape/texture of the dye.
And that’s not the only thing that takes time either. For metal accent pieces, the time lapse is seven days from start to finish. A metal accent piece undergoes a different type of glaze each day, and Sonoma allows a full day for each glaze to settle. You can see the seven-day progression below: